About Birla Planetarium, Chennai

A massive building explaining and unveiling the mysteries of the limitless universe is the Birla Planetarium, Chennai. The planetarium provides an insight into the cosmic world with a 360-degree theatre for the virtual tour of the night sky & astronomy shows. Housing eight galleries in the Periyar science and technology center in Chennai,  Its hemispherical inner dome is made of aluminum. Built to commemorate the thoughts and insight of the famous industrialist and visionary Sri B. M. Birla, it ranks as the most modern Indian planetarium. Offering a variety of innovative and educational programs the planetarium is a great resort to get mystified and enthralled by the varying inexplicable truths of the skies above.

Must See

  • Watch the exhibit is the 'Energy Ball'
  •  Science Centre
  •  Planetarium.

How to reach

Bus Routes to Birla Planetarium: From Koyambedu : M23; From Central : 5C, M18B


  • The shows are on both in English and Tamil.
  • Don’t miss the special observatory shows.
  • Let the children enjoy the toy locomotive that is a favorite with children.
  • Carry food along with you as there isn’t any on the site food court.
  • Book tickets online.
  • The ticket includes both museums and shows entry.
  • There are long waiting queues for ticketing.


Visit Time

Sunday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:     9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday:          9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Open all days except on national holidays.
Timings of the Birla Planetarium shows in English: 10.45 a.m., 1.15 p.m., 3.45 p.m.
Timings of the Birla Planetarium shows in Tamil:     12:00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.
 A special show on night sky observation is arranged on every second Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 


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Waiting Time

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Entrance Fee


PACKAGE FEE (Science Centre, Planetarium, 3D Science Movie & Science Park)
Adult: Rs.60/-
Child (Below 12 yrs): Rs.30/-


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Time you can spend

3 hours


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